Support Out of the Cold: Heart to Home This Holiday Season

December 10, 2020

Huron County, Ontario – The Huron Out of the Cold: Heart to Home emergency shelter has been open since November 16.  At this time, the County of Huron would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the many partners and contributors who are working together behind the scenes to prevent and address homelessness in Huron County.

“We simply can’t do this alone,” said Warden Glen McNeil. “Rural municipalities depend on the meaningful contributions made by local agencies and volunteers.  We are grateful that in Huron County we have so many folks who step up to the plate when called upon and do what it takes to ensure that our community is vibrant, resilient and inclusive.”

Thank you to Out of the Cold: Heart to Home community partners and contributors:

  • CMHA Elgin Middlesex;
  • Choices for Change;
  • Huron County Council and Local Municipalities;
  • Huron County Emergency Services;
  • Huron County Food Distribution Centre;
  • Huron County Social and Property Services staff;
  • Huron Perth Health Care Alliance;
  • Huron Perth Public Health Unit;
  • Lakeshore United Church;
  • Local businesses supporting daily operations of shelter;
  • Ontario Provincial Police;
  • Town of Goderich;
  • YMCA Goderich;
  • United Way Perth-Huron;
  • And all those who have made individual contributions to the shelter.

“It is now more important than ever to support the most vulnerable members of our community,” continued Warden McNeil. “Please consider donating to the Out of the Cold: Heart to Home emergency shelter or to one of our many partner agencies this holiday season.”

Cash Donations

Cash donations can be made by cheque, money order or credit card.
Contact Alexa Watt, Housing Programs Coordinator, or 519-482-8505, ext. 4255

New Items in Need

New, packaged, unopened items can be dropped off at any Huron County Library branch during regular operating hours.

Items most in need include: hygiene products including soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, socks, and underwear.

Gently Used Items in Need

Gently used items can be dropped off at Goodwill Community Store & Donation Centre at 355 Bayfield Rd, Goderich, or the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 309 Suncoast Dr E, Goderich during regular business hours.

Items most in need include, clothing, outerwear (including hats and mitts), and towels.

Huron County continues to urge all residents to practice physical distancing and proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health. Stay informed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil,
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)